Ladder, scaffold tower and low level access equipment manufacturer WernerCo has announced a £10 million investment in a new purpose built UK distribution centre which is set to replace its current facility.
The new centre is located in Burton, central England, not so far from its current facility, so that experienced staff can be retained, but it is considerably larger at 15,800 square metres with increased storage space, offices, conference rooms and other improvements. The state of the art development will also serve as a central office for the UK operation, hosting its customer care, and marketing departments as well as a showroom and training facility.
Managing director Justin White said: “Despite the challenges faced in 2020, WernerCo had an incredibly strong year, with sales in the DIY and consumer market continuing to soar across our core brands such as Werner and Youngman. Following this, we are delighted to be re-investing into our warehouse and logistics capabilities with our new facility, which is ideally located with good transport links, allowing us to continue offering services such as next day delivery. This relocation will also provide us with additional space, further enhancing our operations and enabling us to continue supplying our best selling products to meet customer demand. Additionally, we are delighted that this new facility will offer a large number of new job opportunities at a time when they are needed most.”